From Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Sundance-bound The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind to Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje’s visceral Farming, another British-Nigerian actor has taken a shot at directing.

After many years of starring in Hollywood, Oyelowo will be taking his considerable talents behind the camera for his directorial debut, in the Disney movie, The Water Man.

Announced a few years ago, with Oprah and Oyelowo set to produce, Disney's The Water Man revolves around Gunner, who tries to find the titular character, whose power to cheat death might help save his mother.

Oyelowo will not only be directing, but he will also play Gunner’s father.

The actor turned director revealed that shooting starts in April.

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